New Start Date and First Contestant for Genomics X PRIZE
By Science on July 24, 2012
A relative newcomer to the genome sequencing world has thrown down its glove to challenge others to sequence 100 human genomes for $1000 each during a one-month period. Ion Torrent announced today that it will compete for the $10 million Archon Genomics X PRIZE, which was first set up in 2006 and was revised last October. The current rules lower the cost per sequence allowed, increase the time for sequencing, and establish that the 100 genomes analyzed would belong to people age 100 or older.